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Archaeology of Guinea topic of upcoming talk

Archaeologist Thane Harpole, co-owner of DATA Investigations, Inc., will give a special presentation on “The Archaeology of Guinea” at the Guinea Heritage Association’s Fourth Friday program, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Buck’s Store Museum, 8850 Guinea Road, Hayes.

DATA Investigations, LLC, is a cultural resources management company that works on archaeological sites and conducts historical research across eastern Virginia, and the Fairfield Foundation, which has been leading public archaeology and educational outreach across the Middle Peninsula since 2000.

Harpole will talk primarily about excavations on the Jenkins Neck site which revealed a combination of a small Woodland period village, an early 17th-century English settlement, as well as a late 19th-century occupation. The steady erosion of the site also provides an important lesson about the fragility of archaeological resources, a release stated.

Excavating at the Jenkins Neck site was Harpole’s first a...

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